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  • £59.95

    Connotations (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Gregson, Edward

    Connotations was commissioned for the 1977 National Brass Band Championship finals, held in the Royal Albert Hall, London (the winner, incidentally, of that particular competition was the famous Black Dyke Mills Band).At the age of 32 Gregson was the youngest composer to have received the honour of such a commission. It came at the end of a productive five years writing for the brass band publisher R Smith. Some of those works – The Plantagenets, Essay and Patterns for example, with their direct and tuneful style, have remained popular with brass bands the world over.For Gregson, these were the means by which he sharpened the tools of his trade, preparing the ground, as it were, for his finest work to date – Connotations. He thought of calling the piece Variations on a Fourth, but with due deference to Gilbert Vinter perhaps (Variations on a Ninth), he chose a more appropriate one. As Gregson has written, ‘Connotations suggests more than one way of looking at something, an idea, and this is exactly what the piece is about’.Writing a competition piece brought its own problems. ‘It has to be technically difficult and yet musically satisfying. I didn’t like being kept to an eleven-minute maximum. The inclusion of short cadenzas for less usual solo instruments seems to signify a certain test-piece mentality’.Gregson solved the problems admirably by adopting a symphonic approach to variation form: Introduction – fanfares, a call to attention, in effect Variation 1; Theme – a six-note motif, given a lyrical and restrained first statement; Variation 2 – a delicate toccata; Variation 3 – typically robust in melody and rhythm; Variation 4 – lyrical solos; Variation 5 – a scherzo; Variation 6 – cadenzas; Variations 7-9 – an introduction, fugato and resounding restatement of the theme.Duration: 10.30

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  • £29.95

    Connotations (Brass Band - Score only) - Gregson, Edward

    Connotations was commissioned for the 1977 National Brass Band Championship finals, held in the Royal Albert Hall, London (the winner, incidentally, of that particular competition was the famous Black Dyke Mills Band).At the age of 32 Gregson was the youngest composer to have received the honour of such a commission. It came at the end of a productive five years writing for the brass band publisher R Smith. Some of those works – The Plantagenets, Essay and Patterns for example, with their direct and tuneful style, have remained popular with brass bands the world over.For Gregson, these were the means by which he sharpened the tools of his trade, preparing the ground, as it were, for his finest work to date – Connotations. He thought of calling the piece Variations on a Fourth, but with due deference to Gilbert Vinter perhaps (Variations on a Ninth), he chose a more appropriate one. As Gregson has written, ‘Connotations suggests more than one way of looking at something, an idea, and this is exactly what the piece is about’.Writing a competition piece brought its own problems. ‘It has to be technically difficult and yet musically satisfying. I didn’t like being kept to an eleven-minute maximum. The inclusion of short cadenzas for less usual solo instruments seems to signify a certain test-piece mentality’.Gregson solved the problems admirably by adopting a symphonic approach to variation form: Introduction – fanfares, a call to attention, in effect Variation 1; Theme – a six-note motif, given a lyrical and restrained first statement; Variation 2 – a delicate toccata; Variation 3 – typically robust in melody and rhythm; Variation 4 – lyrical solos; Variation 5 – a scherzo; Variation 6 – cadenzas; Variations 7-9 – an introduction, fugato and resounding restatement of the theme.Duration: 10.30

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  • £34.95

    CONTEST MUSIC (Brass Band - Score only) - Heaton, Wilfred

    Butlins 2018 Championship Section. One of the three choices of set works. The others were Year of the Dragon (Sparke) and Concerto for Brass Band No.1 (Venables).

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £75.00

    DA VINCI (Brass Band) - Neurohr, Ludovic

    French Open 2016 Championship Section Test Piece

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £34.50

    DAPHNIS AND CHLOE, 2nd Suite (Brass Band Extra Score) - Ravel, Maurice - Snell, Howard

    2012 National Championships Finals - Championship Section. A ballet described by Ravel as a choreographic symphony, the composer began work on the score in 1909. It was premiered in 1912 and the music is widely regarded as among Ravel's best.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £95.00

    DAPHNIS AND CHLOE, 2nd Suite (Brass Band Set - Score and Parts) - Ravel, Maurice - Snell, Howard

    2012 National Championships Finals - Championship Section. A ballet described by Ravel as a choreographic symphony, the composer began work on the score in 1909. It was premiered in 1912 and the music is widely regarded as among Ravel's best.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £120.00

    Destroy, Trample, As Swiftly As She (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Higgins, Gavin

    Destroy, Trample, As Swiftly As She, was commissioned by the Tredegar Town Brass Band. This dramatic, virtuoso score contrasts episodes of visceral energy of pounding rhythms and wild flutter tonguing and brassy angular themes with the ominous stillness of calmer moments suffused with the unique sound of four flugel horns. Suitable for Championship Section Bands. Duration: 18.00

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  • £35.00

    DOVE DESCENDING (Brass Band Parts only) - Wilby, Philip

    Championship Section. Birdsong CD for performance (Optional) is available separately

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £35.00

    DOVE DESCENDING (Brass Band Score only) - Wilby, Philip

    Championship Section. Birdsong CD for performance (Optional) is available separately

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £89.95

    EARTHRISE (Brass Band Set - Score and Parts) - Clarke, Nigel

    Earthrise is the name of one of the most iconic photographs in history. The original NASA image numbered AS8-14-2383 was one of a series of photographes taken by William Anders and the Apollo 8 crew on 24 December 1968 during the first manned mission to the moon. Earthrise is written in one condinuous movement but divided into three sections.Duration: 16:15Suitable for Championship Section Bands

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days